2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche owners manual
Year:
2002
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Avalanche
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(8)

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3.34 MB

Table of Contents

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner's Manual
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24-hour Roadside Assistance
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Copyright General Motors Corp. 2001
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Table of Contents:
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1. Seats and Restraint Systems
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2. Features and Controls
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3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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4. Your Driving and the Road
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5. Problems on the Road
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6. Service and Apperance Care
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7. Maintenance Schedule
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8. Customer Assistance Information
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
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How to Use this Manual
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Safety Warnings and Symbols
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
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Vehicle Symbols
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Service Station Guide
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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Seats and Seat Controls
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Manual Front Passenger Seat
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Manual Lumbar Control
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Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
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Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)
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Memory Seat (If Equipped)
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Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)
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Reclining Seatbacks
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Head Restraints
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Rear Seats
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Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
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Why Safety Belts Work
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Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
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Adults
27
Driver Position
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
27
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
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Right Front Passenger Position
34
Air Bag Systems
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How the Air Bag Systems Work
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Where are the air bags?
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When should an air bag inflate?
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What makes an air bag inflate?
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How does an air bag restrain?
40
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
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Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
42
Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
42
Center Passenger Position
43
Lap Belt
43
Rear Seat Passengers
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Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
44
Lap-Shoulder Belt
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
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Children
49
Infants and Young Children
49
Restraint Systems for Children
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Where to Put the Restraint
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Top Strap
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position
60
Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat
62
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
62
Older Children
65
Safety Belt Extender
68
Checking Your Restraint Systems
68
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
68
Section 2 Features and Controls
69
Windows
70
Power Windows
71
Driver s Express- Down Window
71
Window Lockout Switch
71
Keys
72
Door Locks
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Power Door Locks
75
Programmable Automatic Door Locks
75
Lockout Prevention
76
Child Security Locks
77
Keyless Entry System
78
Operation
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Remote Panic Alarm
79
Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
79
Battery Replacement
80
Midgate
81
Midgate Operation
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Rear Glass Removal and Storage
82
Reinstalling the Rear Glass
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Lowering the Midgate
88
Raising the Midgate
90
Tailgate
91
Tailgate Removal
91
Theft
92
Key in the Ignition
92
Parking at Night
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Parking Lots
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
93
Testing the Alarm
94
Passlock
94
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
95
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
96
Starting Your Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
98
To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
99
Automatic Transmission Operation
100
Tow/Haul Mode Selector Button
103
Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped)
103
Front Axle Locking Feature
104
Automatic Transfer Case
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Shifting to 4HI or AUTO 4WD
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Shifting to 2HI
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Shifting to 4LO
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Shifting Out of 4LO
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Shifting to NEUTRAL
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Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
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Parking Brake
108
Shifting Into PARK (P)
109
Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
110
Torque Lock
111
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
111
Parking Over Things That Burn
112
Engine Exhaust
112
Running Your Engine While You re Parked
113
Level Control
114
Self-Adjusting
114
Locking Rear Axle
114
Horn
114
Tilt Wheel
115
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
115
Turn Signal and Lane Change Signals
116
Turn Signal On Chime
116
Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
116
Flash-To-Pass Feature
117
Windshield Wipers
117
Windshield Washer
117
Cruise Control
118
Setting Cruise Control
119
Resuming a Set Speed
119
Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
120
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
120
Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
120
Using Cruise Control on Hills
120
Ending Cruise Control
120
Erasing Speed Memory
120
Exterior Lamps
121
Automatic Headlamp System
122
Lamps On Reminder
122
Daytime Running Lamps
123
Fog Lamps
124
Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp Switch (If Equipped)
125
Cargo Lamps
125
Interior Lamps
126
Instrument Panel Intensity Control
126
Exit Lighting
126
Illuminated Entry
126
Front Reading Lamps
126
Dome Lamps
127
Battery Run-Down Protection
127
Mirrors
127
Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
127
Temperature Display
128
Electrochromic Mirror Operation
128
Compass Operation
128
Compass Calibration
128
Compass Variance
129
Camper-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
130
Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors (If Equipped)
131
Driver s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
131
Convex Outside Mirror
131
Storage Compartments
132
Glove Box
132
Center Overhead Console
132
Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped)
132
Armrest Storage Compartment (If Equipped)
133
Rear Armrest/ Cupholder
133
Top-Box Storage
134
Tonneau Cover (If Equipped)
134
Removing the Tonneau Cover
135
Removing the Front/Rear Rails and Bows
138
Cargo Cover Panels (If Equipped)
141
Cargo Panel Storage System
144
Reinstalling the Cargo Cover Panels
148
All-Weather Cargo Area
151
Top Drain Grates--Removal and Cleaning
152
Side Rail Channels
153
Midgate Drain Grate Removal and Cleaning
154
Cargo Area Floor Drains
155
Cargo Tie Downs
155
Luggage Carrier
156
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
157
Sun Visors
157
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
157
Accessory Power Outlets
158
OnStar System (If Equipped)
159
Safety and Security Services
160
Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
161
OnStar System Limitations
161
Sunroof (If Equipped)
162
HomeLink Transmitter
163
Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
163
Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
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Canadian Programming
165
Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
165
Erasing Channels
165
Resetting Defaults
165
Accessories
165
The Instrument Panel - Your Information System
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Instrument Panel Cluster
168
Speedometer and Odometer
169
Trip Odometer
169
Engine Hour Meter Display
169
Tachometer
169
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
169
Safety Belt Reminder Light
170
Air Bag Readiness Light
170
Voltmeter
171
Brake System Warning Light
172
Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
173
Low Traction Light (If Equipped)
174
Traction Off Light (If Equipped)
174
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
176
Transmission Temperature Gage (If Equipped)
176
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada)
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If the Light Is Flashing
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If the Light Is On Steady
179
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
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Oil Pressure Gage
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Cruise Light
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Tow/Haul Light
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Fuel Gage
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Message Center
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Battery
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Trans Fluid Hot
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Trans Hot...Idle Engine
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Low Coolant
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Check Coolant Temp
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Engine Overheated
187
Reduced Engine Power
188
Check Eng Oil Pressure
188
Check Eng Oil Level
188
Change Engine Oil
189
Security
189
Service 4WD (If Equipped)
189
Low Washer Fluid
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Cargo Lamp On
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Low Fuel
190
Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
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Comfort Controls
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Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob
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Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped)
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Fan Knob
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Temperature Knob
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Mode Knob - Manual Operation
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Mode Knob - Automatic Operation
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Air Conditioning
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Passenger Compartment Air Filter
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Heating
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Defogging and Defrosting
199
Rear Window Defogger
199
Ventilation System
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Ventilation Tips
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Audio Systems
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Setting the Clock
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AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control
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Playing the Radio
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Finding a Station
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Setting Preset Stations
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Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble)
204
Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)
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Playing a Compact Disc
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Compact Disc Messages
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Theft-Deterrent Feature
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Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
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Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
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Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
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Understanding Radio Reception
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AM
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FM Stereo
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Tips About Your Audio System
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Care of Your Compact Discs
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Care of Your Compact Disc Player
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Fixed Mast Antenna
211
Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
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Defensive Driving
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Drunken Driving
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Control of a Vehicle
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Braking
217
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
218
Using Anti- Lock
220
Braking in Emergencies
220
Traction Assist System (TAS) (Option)
220
Steering
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Power Steering
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Driving on Curves
223
Steering in Emergencies
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Off-Road Recovery
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Passing
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Loss of Control
227
Skidding
227
Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
228
Before You Go Off-Roading
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Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
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Environmental Concerns
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Traveling to Remote Areas
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Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
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Scanning the Terrain
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Driving on Off-Road Hills
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Approaching a Hill
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Driving Uphill
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Driving Downhill
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Driving Across an Incline
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Stalling on an Incline
240
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
241
Driving in Water
242
After Off-Road Driving
243
Driving at Night
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Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
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Hydroplaning
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Driving Through Deep Standing Water
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Driving Through Flowing Water
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Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
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City Driving
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Freeway Driving
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Before Leaving on a Long Trip
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Highway Hypnosis
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Hill and Mountain Roads
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Winter Driving
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Driving on Snow or Ice
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If You re Caught in a Blizzard
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Recreational Vehicle Towing
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Dinghy Towing (Two and Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles)
258
Dolly Towing (Two- Wheel Drive Vehicle Only)
260
Loading Your Vehicle
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Trailer Recommendations
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Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment
264
Truck Camper Loading Information
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Towing a Trailer
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If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
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Tow/Haul Mode
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Weight of the Trailer
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Weight of the Trailer Tongue
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Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
275
Hitches
276
Safety Chains
276
Trailer Brakes
277
Driving with a Trailer
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Following Distance
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Passing
278
Backing Up
278
Making Turns
278
Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
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Driving On Grades
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Parking on Hills
280
When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
281
Maintenance When Trailer Towing
281
Trailer Wiring Harness
282
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Package
282
Instrument Panel Jumper Wiring Harness
283
Four- Wire Trailer Harness Adapter
283
Auxiliary Battery (If Equipped)
284
Section 5 Problems on the Road
285
Hazard Warning Flashers
286
Other Warning Devices
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Jump Starting
287
Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
293
If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
294
How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
298
Changing a Flat Tire
304
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
305
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
311
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
318
Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
322
Using the Recovery Hooks
322
Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
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Service
325
Doing Your Own Service Work
325
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
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Fuel
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Gasoline Octane
326
Gasoline Specifications
327
California Fuel
327
Additives
327
Fuels in Foreign Countries
328
Filling Your Tank
329
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
331
Checking Things Under the Hood
331
Hood Release
332
Engine Compartment Overview
333
Engine Oil
335
Checking Engine Oil
335
When to Add Engine Oil
336
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
337
Engine Oil Additives
339
When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)
339
How to Reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL Message
340
What to Do with Used Oil
340
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
341
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
343
Automatic Transmission Fluid
344
When to Check and Change
344
How to Check
344
Checking the Fluid Level
345
How to Add Fluid
347
Rear Axle
347
When to Check Lubricant
347
How to Check Lubricant
347
What to Use
348
Four-Wheel Drive
348
Transfer Case
348
When to Check Lubricant
348
How to Check Lubricant
348
What to Use
348
Front Axle
349
When to Check Lubricant
349
How to Check Lubricant
349
What to Use
349
Engine Coolant
350
What to Use
351
Checking Coolant
352
Adding Coolant
352
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
353
Power Steering Fluid
353
When to Check Power Steering Fluid
354
How to Check Power Steering Fluid
354
What to Use
354
Windshield Washer Fluid
355
What to Use
355
Adding Washer Fluid
355
Brakes
356
Brake Fluid
356
Checking Brake Fluid
357
What to Add
357
Brake Wear
358
Brake Pedal Travel
359
Brake Adjustment
359
Replacing Brake System Parts
359
Battery
360
Vehicle Storage
360
Bulb Replacement
361
Halogen Bulbs
361
Headlamps
361
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamp and Sidemarker Lamps
363
Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
364
Center High Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
364
Taillamps
365
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
366
Tires
367
Inflation -- Tire Pressure
368
When to Check
368
How to Check
368
Tire Inspection and Rotation
369
When It s Time for New Tires
370
Buying New Tires
371
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
372
Treadwear
372
Traction -- AA, A, B, C
372
Temperature -- A, B, C
373
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
373
Wheel Replacement
373
Used Replacement Wheels
374
Tire Chains
375
Appearance Care
376
Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
376
Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
376
Using Cleaner on Fabric
377
Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
377
Cleaning Vinyl
378
Cleaning Leather
378
Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
378
Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
378
Care of Safety Belts
378
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
379
Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
379
Weatherstrips
380
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
380
Washing Your Vehicle
380
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
380
Finish Care
381
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
381
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome- Plated Wheels (If Equipped)
382
Cleaning Tires
382
Sheet Metal Damage
382
Finish Damage
383
Underbody Maintenance
383
Chemical Paint Spotting
383
GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
384
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
385
Engine Identification
385
Service Parts Identification Label
385
Electrical System
386
Add-On Electrical Equipment
386
Windshield Wipers
386
Power Windows and Other Power Options
386
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
386
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
387
Center Instrument Panel Utility Block
389
Underhood Fuse Block
390
Replacement Bulbs*
394
Capacities and Specifications
395
Wheels and Tires
395
Cooling System Capacity
395
Engine Oil with Filter Capacity
395
Fuel Tank Capacity
395
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
396
Section 7 Maintenance Schedule
397
Introduction
398
Your Vehicle and the Environment
398
Maintenance Requirements
398
How This Section is Organized
399
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
400
Using Your Maintenance Schedule
400
Scheduled Maintenance
401
Footnotes
401
Scheduled Maintenance
402
Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance
402
Scheduled Maintenance
403
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
412
At Each Fuel Fill
412
Engine Oil Level Check
412
Engine Coolant Level Check
412
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
412
At Least Once a Month
412
Tire Inflation Check
412
At Least Twice a Year
413
Restraint System Check
413
Wiper Blade Check
413
Spare Tire Check
413
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check
413
Weatherstrip Lubrication
413
Automatic Transmission Check
413
At Least Once a Year
414
Key Lock Cylinders Service
414
Body Lubrication Service
414
Starter Switch Check
414
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check
415
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
415
Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check
416
Underbody Flushing Service
416
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
417
Steering and Suspension Inspection
417
Exhaust System Inspection
417
Fuel System Inspection
417
Engine Cooling System Inspection
417
Throttle System Inspection
418
Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four- Wheel Drive) Inspection
418
Brake System Inspection
418
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
419
Part E: Maintenance Record
421
Section 8 Customer Assistance Information
425
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
426
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
428
Customer Assistance Offices
428
United States
428
Canada
429
All Overseas Locations
429
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
429
GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
429
Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program
430
Canadian Roadside Assistance
432
Courtesy Transportation
432
Plan Ahead When Possible
432
Transportation Options
433
Shuttle Service
433
Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
433
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
433
Additional Program Information
433
Warranty Information
434
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
434
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
435
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
435

FAQ about the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Manual

What contains the 2002 Avalanche manual?

The Chevrolet Avalanche owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Avalanche. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Avalanche 2002 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Avalanche, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Avalanche

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